1. Danny Granger
Following a mid-season signing with the LA Clippers, Danny Granger was nothing more than a solid bench player who could shoot the three-ball. It is understandable why the front office had him on a two-year minimum deal.
However, Granger was one of the league’s most prolific scorers during his best years. Especially in the 2008-09 season, the former 17th overall pick averaged 25.8 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 44.7% from the field and 40.4% from beyond the arc. What’s more, he won the 2009 Most Improved Player award due to his offensive dominance.
Furthermore, Granger followed up with several all-star caliber seasons before facing prominent injuries in 2012-13. This is where he began to slow down, ultimately forcing Indiana’s front office to move on. He was still a respectable three-point shooter, but the quick feet and scoring burst had quickly disappeared.
Though Granger only played 12 games with the LA Clippers, he had a pretty solid run. Not only did he average 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds, but he shot 35.3% from distance on nearly three attempts per night. This is not bad, considering he played a limited amount of minutes.
That said, Granger was one of the many former all-stars that joined the LA Clippers after their best years were over. He may have been in LA for only 12 games, but his time will not be forgotten. He was still an experienced veteran who gave the franchise his 110%. That is more than enough for an athlete on the verge of retirement.